"Galen is a stand-out coach and consultant. She pulls together a variety of big picture and strategic thinking tools and has a depth of insight into the obstacles blocking leaders and executives from meeting goals. She’s highly skilled at keeping clients focused on goals and can draw from counselling, leadership, planning, coaching and creativity toolkits to do so. Backed by empathy as well as deep understanding of trauma, anxiety, Imposter Syndrome and other intersectional challenges facing leaders, Galen is uniquely poised to help modern leaders. She also happens to be a warm, caring person with a great sense of humour" - Andréa Coutu, MBA
"The Family Support Institute of British Columbia had the good fortune to do a custom tailored workshop on Trauma Informed Practice with Galen and Trish for our provincial staff team. The session was profound and impactful. The presenters were gentle, skilled, and imparted deep knowledge, research and practice into all aspects of our time together. They made space for all participants to feel safe, nurtured and left them with a newly acquired set of tools, strategies and knowledge. Our time together was set at a wonderful pace and had great structure to enable the participants to easily ask questions, pause and reflect, and take breaks or connect as they personally needed. FSIBC would highly recommend Galen and Trish to anyone who is looking for a team session on Trauma Informed Practice" -Angela Clancy, Executive Director, Family Support Institute.
"Galen contributes her integrity and expertise to the graduate programs oral exams. Her teamwork with panel members is consistently respectful and collaborative while her contributions are thoughtful and substantive. Her approach fosters effective team work."- Carla Alexander MSW, PdD, RSW
"Galen is a warm and welcoming facilitator that puts people at ease and enlivens their creativity"
"Thank you. I'm taking away excitement to explore these tools with clients"
"The workshop was super helpful, well delivered, experiential and room was given to clarify doubts, ask questions and share experiences"
"A fantastic blend of trauma-informed practice, neuroscience, mindfulness and self-compassion. Whether you're a therapist, teacher, helping professional or anyone on their own personal healing journey, this was a resource-rich workshop that also instilled a sense of hope and healing in undoing aloneness."
"I loved the somatic orientation!"
"Galen is an outstanding presenter/ instructor. She is diligently prepared and at ease using multi-media learning activities. Galen used wit and a sense of play to quickly establish a comfortable learning zone and working relationships with the participants."
"Knowledgeable and compassionate"
"Lots of info, skilled facilitators and well communicated"
"Excellent workshop and the facilitators were very conscientious"
"Thank you for a beautiful experience"
"Really enjoyed the balance between dialectic and experiential learning"
"Thank you so much for the thoughtful and insightful workshop! I really enjoyed it and learned a lot!"
'Thank you for providing so many art materials for us to try, it was fun and helpful. I really appreciated having two instructors what complimented each other so well"
"This was a supportive and welcomed space to explore unresolved trauma integration. Thank you for the humour and reassurance"
"I was a little stressed when I got the email saying we needed paint clothes as I thought I would compare myself to artists, but was so happy and relieve to see it wasn't about talent. I loved this workshop!"
'I most enjoyed learning about the theory behind trauma and how it connects to art. I also enjoyed learning about trust and safety"
"I really appreciated the safe environment the facilitators created that emphasized choice. The content was fascinating and enlightening and I enjoyed the experiential exercises we were guided through."
“Thank you so much for the amazing workshop! I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this workshop and will highly recommend it to others. Just wish we had more time to learn more. THANK YOU!!!!!” - participant feedback from July 7, 2020 workshop
"Trish and Galen are a fantastic blend of trauma-informed practice, neuroscience, mindfulness and self-compassion. Whether you're a therapist, teacher, helping professional or anyone on their own personal healing journey, this was a resource-rich workshop that also instilled a sense of hope and healing in undoing aloneness." -participant feedback from our June 20, 2020 workshop.
" I appreciated the passion, knowledge and patience of you both. You are a wealth of knowledge and experience. That really shone through in the workshop. Also appreciated the time spent after the workshop and the option to drop by for questions after a week. Thank you also for all the amazing resources provided". - participant feedback from our June 2020 workshop
" I really enjoyed this workshop. I think you both make a great team and it was really nice that you both alternated speaking throughout the day that reflected your expertise in a particular topic. I loved how you started the beginning by setting up expectations and asking each of us what we would like to learn/how we came to the workshop. It was also interesting to hear about other people's reasons/experiences. I also appreciated how you both created a safe and comfortable environment for everyone to participate as much or as little as they wished. The material was wonderful and I most enjoyed learning about the brain, hearing personal stories about trauma, and trying out the meditation exercises. The vicarious joy exercise at the end was a beautiful way to end the day. I also liked that we were a small group to build safety and trust. It was also nice to have "official" question times as well as the ability to ask questions in the chatbox. You both answered questions thoughtfully and with care. Lastly, thank you for offering to complete the survey after the workshop (people tend to be tired at the end of the day) and I also appreciate you offering a follow-up question time a week later. Thank you for a great workshop." - participant feedback from our June 20, 2020 workshop.
"I really appreciated the safe environment the facilitators created that emphasized choice. The content was fascinating and enlightening and I enjoyed the experiential exercises we were guided through" - participant feedback from our June 20, 2020 workshop.
“ I really appreciated the information that was shared in this workshop. Being born in a generation where trauma and stress were not really talked about this was very helpful to put some events into a better perspective with the intent of being able to help support other families. I also enjoyed the presenters, they were easy to listen to and worked well together. I like to hear practical applications on subject matter, and I also like to understand the science to the degree I am able. I felt like both of these needs were met. Thank you for a great presentation.“ - participant feedback July 7, workshop 2020
“ The speakers were gentle and kind, warm and safe.” - participant feedback July 7, 2020 workshop.